From the Heartland

This is my soap box, on these pages I publish my opinions on firearms and any other subject I feel like writing about.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Where were the guns??

Operation Falcon
Dubbed operation Falcon the U.S. Marshals Service, last week in joint co-operation with Police agencies all over the country executed warrants on 10,340 of the targeted 13,851 people they were looking for.

Interdeparmental co-operation to the extreme
A massive undertaking to be sure and extremely good work by all of the agencies involved. They took some serious criminals off the street and for that we all need to be thankful for the bravery and hard work these public servants accomplished.

The most suprising statistic is that with all of the drugs that were found and arrests that were made, especially among the gang bangers and homicide warrants, there was only 243 firearms seized. This is in no way making light of the hard work that these dedicated men and women performed, they did their jobs with the utmost professionalism. It would seem however that based on the terrible information that the Brady Bunch and the Million Commie Mommies have been promulgating for years that there should have been more guns recovered.

Sarah where were the guns
We have been led to believe for years that guns need to be controlled, registered and/or banned to keep them from the hands of the criminal elite. Well last week an untold number of America'a dedicated Law Enforcement elite from all over the country engaged the enemy and only two percent of the criminals had guns. Even that number may be misleading in that more than one or even multiple firearms may have been seized from one location.

It would seem that the mythical "Gunshow Loop hole" is not what it is cracked up to be.

If you know someone that was involved in Operation Falcon thank them, If one of the police agancies in your area was involved call the Sheriff or Chief and thank them. I have been critical of police actions in the past and will continue to be in the future when the situation warrants. I have also made it a point to give credit and praise where and when it is due and will continue to do that as well.

It is way to easy to find fault or place blame
We criticize loudly when the cops do something wrong, we should also have the wisdom to give praise when they do something that has such a positive effect on society as Operation Falcon. Call them and thank them.

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